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Wahi Lani: A Surf Shack Elevated – Blurring Indoor-Outdoor Living

FeaturedTropical retreat with modern architecture, pool, fire pit, and lush palm trees.

Situated in the lush, tropical paradise of Kauai, Hawaii, the Wahi Lani house is a stunning architectural masterpiece designed by the talented Walker Warner. Blending seamlessly with its natural surroundings, this modern gem features a U-shaped form crowned by a sloping shed roof, accentuated by clerestory windows and floor-to-ceiling glass. The home’s heart lies within a captivating courtyard and lanai, where the charred wood walls create an interplay of light and shadow, blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor living.

Makena: Where Ocean Meets Modern Living in Hawaii

FeaturedSpacious living room with wooden beams, cozy seating, and expansive views of the outdoors.

Step into Makena, a stunning contemporary house designed by Walker Warner in Hawaii. This house transforms a single-story space into a private sanctuary with sweeping ocean views and seamless indoor-outdoor living. Using warm wood, steel, and glass, Makena captures the essence of its unique hillside setting by blending effortlessly with the vibrant landscape and nearby lava fields.

Kauhikoa Core House: A Prefabrication Hybrid in Maui

Modern geometric building with a glass façade surrounded by a lush green lawn.

Situated in the United States, the Kauhikoa Core House, designed by the innovative SAW // Spiegel Aihara Workshop in 2024, is a striking example of a “prefabrication hybrid” concept that optimizes efficiency and responsiveness to its surrounding landscape. This 812-square-foot house, built for a couple dividing their time between Indonesia and Maui, showcases a modular core that seamlessly integrates the home’s most technically complex elements, allowing the rest of the structure to adapt to its context with ease.

Hale Hapuna Residence: Innovating Tropical Living

A contemporary beachside home with an expansive open-plan layout and reflecting pool.

Immersed in the stunning southern shores of Kauai, Hawaii, the Hale Hapuna Residence by Eerkes Architects redefines luxury living. This beautifully designed house intertwines family connections with the breathtaking landscape and seascape of Kauai. Utilizing natural materials like lava and coral, it showcases sophisticated indoor-outdoor living, offering views of iconic Mount Haupu and panoramic sunsets over Kukui’ula harbor.